Our work to support the 2SLGBTQI+ business community extends to ensuring its future.
The OUT For Business Youth Entrepreneur program supports a select group of 2SLGBTQI+ youth entrepreneurs each year. We connect current business leaders in our community with the next generation of leaders to provide them support and guidance in growing their businesses. One-on-one and team mentoring sessions allows both mentor and mentee to expand their learning and network, and creates a mutually beneficial space for sharing experiences and expertise.
Applications for the 2023 Cohort are now closed.
Please stay tuned to this page to get involved in future opportunities.
Are you interested in connecting with business leaders in your community?
Find the guidance and mentorship you need for your business by registering today. Young 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 with a registered business in Canada are encouraged to apply to CGLCC’s OUT for Business program. Here, we pair you with mentors and leaders in the 2SLGBTQI+ community who can lend their expertise through one-on-one mentoring and help you navigate the journey of a 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneur.
Mentors, are you ready to support our Youth?
Are you a 2SLGBTQI+ business leader seeking ways to give back to the community, all while expanding your own learning and professional network? This is a unique opportunity to provide experience and knowledge to young 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs who are starting their business journey. Your insight and support could be invaluable to shaping their future success. This opportunity is available whether or not you’re a member of CGLCC, but a commitment to a 12-month period of mentorship is required.
More information on the OUT For Business Program
Being part of the OUT for Business mentorship program helped me big time in addressing (our business’) challenges. We’ve become a lot more focused on our own financial sustainability – an area we were not focused on before. As a result, we started offering a new service that would enable us to become more profitable so we can have the financial sustainability to continue doing the good work that we’re doing.
Since being in the OUT for Business program, our business has been flourishing just through the people that we have met, the opportunities that we have gained, as well as using the resources and the tools and the education that we have gained through the whole one-year program. If you didn’t have the program, we wouldn’t be able to get these opportunities.
The program is important to pass on the experience that you’ve gained as a business owner… because there’s a lot to know. The business side of running a business can sometimes be challenging. There’s so many things to know. I love the idea of helping a young entrepreneur, especially in the LGBT+ community, to help them learn from my mistakes or learn from the things that we learned as we were starting out.